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Exploring new heights: UK-India collaboration in helicopter operations

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 1630 hrs IST / 1100 hrs GMT

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About Event

The UK has played a pioneering role in setting up helicopter offshore operations in India. Both nations, with large coast lines, treacherous mountainous terrain and distinct topographies share expertise in roles for helicopter operations, best practice and deployments. The Indian helicopter industry holds vast potential for both onshore and offshore operations. The UK has significant technological expertise, OEM support, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MROs) and a drive to innovate.  UK expertise complement the capabilities of the Indian helicopter industry and can play a major role in the growth of the domestic helicopter industry across India. 
Join us for a discussion with senior stakeholders from the UK-India corridor where we will discuss opportunities, share views and formulate strategies to drive growth in both our countries.

Focus areas of the webinar:

  • Overview of the Indian and the UK’s Helicopter Industry
  • Offshore operations in India – Opportunities and Challenges
  • Onshore Operations – Underserved Market Opportunities
  • UK-India: Complementing Capabilities through JVs
  • Training and Skill Development
  • Flight Safety and Best Practices in Helicopter Roles



  • Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, National Vice President and Incharge of Delhi and Assam state – BJP
  • Vandana Aggarwal, Senior Economic Advisor – Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India
  • Rhiannon Harries, Deputy Trade Commissioner, South Asia - British High Commission, India
  • Air Vice Marshall (Retd) Sridharan, President – Rotary Wing Society of India
  • Wg Cdr (Retd) Tim Fauchon, CEO – British Helicopter Association
  • Alister Riches – CEO, British International Helicopters
  • Capt Uday Gelli, Strategy Advisor, Heligo India
  • Rajendra Johri, Chairman and Managing Director – Aman Aviation
  • Lars Skov, Head of Commercial – NHV Group
  • Andy Evans, Director – Aerossurance
  • Alex Knight, Managing Director - Helideck Certification Agency
  • Session Moderated by Bart Dsouza, Head – Aerospace, Department for International Trade


Event details:

Date: Thursday, 4 February, 2021

Time: 1100 hrs to 1230 hrs GMT / 1630 hrs to 1800 hrs IST


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